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post #11 of 82 Old 03-27-2013, 01:50 PM
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I know it is popular in England to rug a horse but it often overheats under a blanket which can cause dehydration. A horse has the ability to raise and flatten the coat to best serve it's needs. It can even rotate the hair to catch cooling breezes in very hot weather. A horse being a bit jumpy is self preservation. As she settles in and gets to know you a lot of that will likely fade. Grab something to sit on in the paddock and read, completely ignoring her. That will get her interested in you and she will likely check you out and see how well your hat is attached to your head.
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post #12 of 82 Old 03-27-2013, 05:21 PM
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Sounds as though you've got yourself, a nice girl there. She has a lot of feather for a crossbred. Did you see her sire and dam. How tall is she? And do keep the pictures coming please.

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When we got her she had been rugged 24/7 over the winter months so she is now only having it on at night when the temp is dropping and off in the day. She only has a fine coat underneath as her previous owner did not winter her out. Thats the only reason she is still having her coat put on at night time.

She has a lot of feather considering shes part appy, barely any tail though which is annoying lol. Don't know who her parents were and she is currently standing at about 14.3hh but is very bum high!

Did a bit of sacking out today with the ol' trusty carrot stick. think someone has chased her round with a lunge whip at some point but shes now learned that she is not going to be hurt by sticks and ropes. Rubbed her all over with them and looped it around her belly and everything, she was fine. I think she's a smart fast learner. Also got her picking up all 4 feet really well.

Pretty pleased with day 3, loads and loads of progress made
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post #14 of 82 Old 03-28-2013, 11:41 AM
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You have some gorgeous babies!
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post #15 of 82 Old 03-29-2013, 12:47 AM
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What a beauty, you could start doing ground work with her, sounds like you have a good idea on what to do....good luck!

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post #16 of 82 Old 03-29-2013, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Had a wee go at directing her around me on a long rope lead. she's good going anti clockwise, will walk and trot around nicely but isn't so great in the opposite direction.

She is fine to be brushed and rubbed all over her body, will stand patiently to be tied up and groomed. Combed through her feathers and tail and actually picked out her feet. They are pretty over grown but im confident I can get my farrier out now without her being too much trouble for him to handle.

Still needs a bit more sacking out with ropes as she is still a bit nervous of them. Shes happy to have them looped around her belly and slid up and down her belly though so I'm really looking forward to getting some tack on her and beginning ground work.

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post #17 of 82 Old 03-29-2013, 02:15 PM
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I have been seriously considering your girl. This for several reasons.

Firstly and understanding that she has not been kept particularly well in the past and that her feather is very bog-burned in the front, she appears to have a lot more feather than most crossbred Gypsies.

Although very slightly less heavy than most well bred Gypsies, she is still very young. I think she will thicken up a lot in the next two years.

In your area, there are more Appaloosa marked Gypsy Cobs, than anywhere else in the world. Hermit stables has been breeding them for generations. I believe they are just over the border in S. Yorkshire. With this in mind, it would not be unusual to find Appy coloured Gypsies in your area. In fact, there are a few from that stud, here in the US.

If she has been pastured with other horses, and especially younger ones, they could have nibbled her tail.

Unless someone actually witnessed the crossbreeding of a Gypsy and Appaloosa, I tend to think, she might be not a cross at all.

Don't forget to check behind her pasterns constantly, for signs of irritation or problems. Watch for her biting at her feet or rubbing them on something. You don't want a simple case of scratches, to turn into something worse.

Anyway, I could be all wet in my thinking here, but just wanted to run it by you.

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I think she has a lot of growing to do, as I said before shes really bum high at the minute and she does still have young looking parts and a young playful/inquisitive personality.

I thoroughly checked her over today when I groomed her, combed through all of her feathers. Her skin is all fine, I think part of the problem may have been the very muddy field she came from.

As for her tail its a bit of a mystery. I brushed it through today and it looks a little thicker now, there are no signs of it being chewed, she shared a field with a retired hunter and a kids pony, she was head of this little herd too from what I saw.

I don't think it has been chewed but it's now clean and I've sprayed her tail and feathers with pig oil to protect it and stop it breaking. I think i could just be the appy in her, I'd love it to thicken up though.

I'm pretty obsessive when it comes to brushing off dirt ad checking for dry skin or cuts. She has a cut on her hind leg from getting into it with Moomin on her first day but ive cleaned it and put aloe vera on it so its almost healed already.

She looks different to me already, even after only 3 days, she just hasn't been fussed over or handled since october.
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post #19 of 82 Old 03-29-2013, 06:40 PM
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she is absolutely gorgeous! No wonder you brought her home she seems like a sweet little girl and quite drool worthy to!

I'm so happy she is coming around with her training progress so quickly! keep us updated! can't wait to hear more about her and see more pictures!

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post #20 of 82 Old 03-29-2013, 06:49 PM
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she is cute. she should fill out as she gets older and with training. What are you going to use her for ? buggy ? trails ? showing ?
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